Description: In this home movie, an unidentified Chinese family is celebrating the birthday of the patriarch, an elderly gentleman wearing a dark suit with two pins on his lapels. The patriarch can be seen holding a plaque of a gold peach, a symbol of longevity. The theme of longevity continues throughout this home movie by three paintings shown in the film. The first painting depicts a pair of cranes, symbols of longevity, on a pine tree, another set of longevity. The second painting is a pheasant, another symbol of longevity, with peonies, a symbol of wealth. The third painting shows the Chinese character, Shou, which means longevity, in a floral décor.
Source: Film: 16mm; 150 ft
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